Washington Wizards at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 1/19/2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, January 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1 point favorites.
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The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 25-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 106.9 points per contest while giving up 105.3 per game. The Pistons have an overall record of 22-21. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 101.7, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 19-26-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 18-25-2 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 24-17-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 17-26-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
01/18/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is "?" Friday vs Washington
01/18/18 G Luke Kennard Thumb is probable Friday vs Washington
01/17/18 F Stanley Johnson Hip is "?" Friday vs Washington
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Bradley Beal averages 23.7 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Tobias Harris averages 18.1 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andre Drummond averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 15 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 106.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.62 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 25th in the league with 102.1 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Pistons are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14. The Pistons surrender 101.7 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Wizards are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 20th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Detroit is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 24th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -1
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